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Robert E. Hanson Sr.

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Robert Eric Hanson, Sr., 83, originally of Hamburg, NY, passed away June 19, 2021, in Cabot, Arkansas.

“Bob” was born in Lackawanna, NY, on December 21, 1937. Growing up in Hamburg, NY, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1955.  He continued his education at Michigan State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in food technology and a master’s degree in business administration.

Bob married Karen Jane Thompson, the love of his life and mother of his four children, on June 24, 1960. His bride died young, but he held her in his heart and spoke of her often. The family is comforted to know they are reunited and are with the Lord.

Bob used his education in the food and beverage Industry for many years, along with selling real estate, owning an equipment rental store in Hamburg, and working for the Census Bureau before retiring.

He had many cherished memories of hunting and fishing with his dad.  He also enjoyed metal detecting and traveling.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Karen (David) Marsh of Wellsville, NY, Laura (Brian) Buchanan of Cabot, AR, and Roberta (Jay) Henley of Russellville, AR; son, Robert (Vicki) Hanson Jr. of Summerville, SC; his sister, Elaine (John) Chase of Orchard Park, NY; brother, Philip (Irene) Hanson of Cream Ridge, NJ; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Dorothy Hanson; his wife, Karen; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online or to Porum Church Of Christ at 205 S. 2nd Street Porum, OK 74455, where Bob served and was well-loved by many.

There will be a brief viewing for the family at the Nelson Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

7 comments on “Robert E. Hanson Sr.”

  1. Shawna Branscum

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice that your dad has been reunited with his bride and is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. We love you!
    Scott and Shawna Branscum

      1. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray for peace and comfort for you all and that the memories of your loved one sustain you. God bless you all.

      2. To my Dearest Cousins,
        My heart aches for you all. Prayers of continous comfort and peace to you and to all of those who loved your Dad. I’m so sorry for you loss.
        Julie Smith

        • Mike & Lisa Anderson

          Laura, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice that your dad and mom have been reunited, in the arms of our Heavenly Father. We love you!

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        • Laura, I’m so sorry that you lost your Dad. May the many fond memories of your Dad give you comfort now. He was blessed to have a daughter as dear and caring as you. Prayers for you and your family.

          Brenda Stone

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        • Carole and I are sorry for your Loss and know you have many fond memories of your Dad. Once again Sorry for your Loss. Perry.

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